Ham Sandwich serves up new single 'Out of the Darkness'
In addition to the November 6th single release, the band will be playing across Ireland this month. They also invite fans to participate in their logo competition.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 04 Nov 2009
After a lengthy break, the Kells-based band returns with new single 'Out of the Darkness' on November 6 in anticipation of their sophomore album in the Spring of 2010. Following the success of their debut long-player Carry the Meek back in 2008, the band will be playing across Ireland throughout the autumn showcasing the new songs as well as all the fan favourites.
Friday 6 November - The Spirit Store - Dundalk
Saturday 7 November - Whelan's - Dublin
Thursday 19 November - Roisin Dubh - Galway
Ham Sandwich is also calling all talented designers out there to design their new font/logo. The winning fan will receive a hefty sum of cash as well as the band's entire back catalog (signed). The criteria that they are looking for is nothing too specific, just something big, bold and easy to read. They would also like both words to be on separate lines. All efforts should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no limit to the amount of times you can apply.
The Hot Press Newsdesk
Latest Related Articles For This Artist
It was a monster year on home soil for the Kells collective, with a chart-topping LP, a rip-roaring Electric Picnic headliner - and, of course, a Hot Press cover. Now, they're aiming to make their mark further afield.
Video: 22 Dec 2015
Bringing a very cool version of ‘Blue Monday’ to a red-hot Thursday, three of the finest of the current crop of Irish acts wowed the crowds at the Old Jameson Distillery last night...
News: 04 Dec 2015
Thursday sees HamsandwicH and R.S.A.G. teaming up for the second Bow Street Sessions, brought to you by Jameson and Hot Press - Niamh Farrell gives us an update on how preparations are going
News: 01 Dec 2015
Following on from the inaugural event which saw Hermitage Green, Trinity Ensemble and Gavin James light up the Old Jameson Distillery, more of Ireland's finest talents are preparing to bring the party to Bow Street
News: 19 Nov 2015
Following the barnstorming first instalment – which saw performances from Hermitage Green, Trinity Ensemble, and special surprise guest Gavin James – there’s another night of music and collaboration in store at the Old Jameson Distillery.
News: 13 Nov 2015
Podge was in party mode.
15 Oct 2015 - Video
The final act of this year's Big Break, in association with ALCATEL ONETOUCH, came last night as one of Ireland's hottest rising stars - and one of Ireland's hottest acts period - thrilled the crowd at an intimate gig in Dublin
11 Jun 2015 - News
The new store opens this weekend.
10 Jun 2015 - News
Newly crowned ALCATEL ONETOUCH Big Break winner Ciaran Lavery will celebrate his win with a special Dublin performance, including an appearance by HamsandwicH – and you could be there too…
02 Jun 2015 - News
The August bill is one of immense tastiness!
21 May 2015 - News
Kells quintet reclaim top spot from Paul Brady
08 May 2015 - News
Stories From The Surface debuts at the head of the indie list
24 Apr 2015 - News
Stories From The Surface is the biggest-selling album of the week.
24 Apr 2015 - News
World class return from indie hopefuls
16 Apr 2015 - REVIEW
With the release of their third album, HamsandwicH have taken a giant leap forward. Driving forces Niamh and Podge outline their masterplan for world domination to Olaf Tyaransen...
18 Mar 2015 - Interview
All go for the Meath band this spring.
10 Feb 2015 - News
'Apollo' gets a promo.
05 Jan 2015 - News
Kells band to return to Dame St. venue in May
08 Dec 2014 - News
26 Nov 2014 - REVIEW
Get 'Apollo' for FREE for ONE DAY ONLY...
31 Oct 2014 - News
The show takes place as part of the venue's 25th anniversary
01 Jul 2014 - News
Catch the Dubliners fresh from their slot supporting Arcade Fire in Marlay Park...
30 Jun 2014 - News
The Irish acts will grace the same Marlay Park stage as Arcade Fire and Pixies.
23 Jun 2014 - News
08 Apr 2014 - REVIEW
Ham Sandwich will play biggest headline show to date in Dublin's Olympia Theatre on Saturday 19th April 2014
18 Nov 2013 - News
The Meath band are set to play their biggest headline gig to date at the Dublin venue this April.
18 Nov 2013 - News
The Irish indie quintet have been will support Mumford and Sons later this month…
05 Jul 2013 - News
The County Meath indie-rockers have been added to the already impressive line-up of Irish musical talent taking part in the NYE bash...
20 Dec 2012 - News
Winter date to close out a busy year...
20 Sep 2012 - News
The live final takes place in two weeks.
03 Aug 2012 - News
Mullingar, Galway and two Dublin dates are on the agenda.
31 Jan 2012 - News
Ring in the new year with the band at The Village.
06 Dec 2011 - News
The band will play at The Academy in February.
07 Nov 2011 - News
Next Thursday 22nd September will see Banquet celebrate Arthurs Day with a late show and club night at TRIPOD.
15 Sep 2011 - News
11 Aug 2011 - REVIEW
An evening of celebration is on the cards.
14 Jul 2011 - News
Two more top acts for Thurles festival
13 Jun 2011 - News
Check out an intimate live performance of 'Ants'
07 Jun 2011 - News
Hothouse Flowers, Ham Sandwich, Sharon Shannon and Aslan will all play at the Oldcastle event
06 Apr 2011 - News
26 Jan 2011 - REVIEW
The flurry of activity starts on February 1.
17 Jan 2011 - News
The rescheduled date is July 16, with original tickets still valid
22 Dec 2010 - News
17 Nov 2010 - REVIEW
Shortly before HAM SANDWICH were due to go into the studio to record their second album their beloved manager and mentor Derek Nally passed away suddenly. As if that wasn’t enough drama, singer Niamh Farrell was still coming to terms with motherhood and an unpleasant brush with the law. Out of this period of strife, however, the band have emerged with their best LP yet.
16 Nov 2010 - Interview
Impressive outing for Kells Indie-rockers
01 Nov 2010 - REVIEW
Band also give us details of upcoming tour
18 Sep 2010 - News
The great man will be celebrated in October.
30 Aug 2010 - News
You'll be able to get a sneak preview of their new album.
20 Jul 2010 - News
Frontmistress Niamh Farrell sounds uncharacteristically sweet on 'The Naturist', the Kells foursome's first single from their second album, due for release in September of this year. A jangly, banjo-led affair, this track marks an exciting new place for Ham Sandwich and may just be their best tune to date.
01 Jul 2010 - REVIEW
The lads and lady have made the final selection to join the likes of Doves, Frightened Rabbit, Billy Bragg and Idlewild for the Ben and Jerry's Sundae Festival.
30 Jun 2010 - News
Second single for forthcoming album released May 14
05 May 2010 - News
Ham Sandwich, O Emperor, The Chapters & Patrick Kelleher set to sing for Haiti
29 Jan 2010 - News
Get a sneak preview of music from their upcoming album.
02 Jun 2009 - News
Her pregnancy is the subject of a network docu-drama.
17 Apr 2009 - News
Hear their cracking version of 'Running Up That Hill'.
23 Mar 2009 - News
The Kells quintet have officially achieved veteran status this week with the release of their seventh single.
30 Oct 2008 - News
The Headfort Arms Hotel is the venue this October for Kells-Stock, a charity gig featuring such local heroes as Ham Sandwich.
30 Sep 2008 - News
Niamh and Podge of Ham Sandwich (pictured) will be on hand to launch the new NoDiScO night at Dublin's Academy next weekend.
28 Aug 2008 - News
Ham Sandwich, The Kinetiks, DJ Mikkidee and DJ Mo Kelly are all on the bill for the free Duracell Ultra party at Dublin's Academy.
08 Aug 2008 - News
A member of the Farrell family has sent us the first picture of baby Oscar, who was born last Sunday.
11 Jun 2008 - News
Hot Press is delighted to reveal that Niamh Farrell of Kells band Ham Sandwich has given birth to a healthy baby boy.
09 Jun 2008 - News
Phantom 105.2 will throw 'The Longest Day' bash in The Button Factory this month to celebrate Irish musical talent.
04 Jun 2008 - News
Ham Sandwich are set to conquer the festival world this summer with spots at Glastonbury and Electric Picnic
23 May 2008 - News
Arguably the most talked about Dublin band of the moment, Ham Sandwich, with their imminent UK tour , look well poised to take it to the next level.
20 May 2008 - Interview
Ham Sandwich are looking for fans' help to get them playlisted on the BBC's 6Music digital radio station.
13 Mar 2008 - News
Never mind their odd name, Ham Sandwich might just be the most exciting new Irish rock band of the year.
25 Feb 2008 - Interview
"Generally the tracks have a real heart tugging quality to them, with rising melodies and great musical diversions as middle eighths – the band really know how to build a song to an epic climax."
11 Feb 2008 - REVIEW
Ham Sandwich's growing fanbase will have a chance to meet the band when they perform in Dublin's HMV store next week.
06 Feb 2008 - News
Ham Sandwich have confirmed a release date for their debut album and a string of supporting live dates.
07 Jan 2008 - News
Ham Sandwich and The Radio are both confirmed for gig in The Sugar Club later this week
11 Sep 2007 - News
The Radio join Ham Sandwich for the fourth Live In Your Living Room gig.
03 Sep 2007 - News
Ham Sandwich and The Mighty Stef are to play a Dublin show.
10 Aug 2007 - News
Ham Sandwich are asking their not inconsiderable fan base to help them design the cover for their debut album, which is due in the autumn and addresses the theme of heartbreak.
19 Jul 2007 - News
The indie band with the questionable name, Ham Sandwich, have revealed their latest tour dates, which see them play smaller venues as well as festival gigs.
08 Jun 2007 - News
‘Click..Click..Boom!’ sounds for all the world like it should be a hip-hop track and there is a certain swagger and assurance at work here. Musically, this is a duet that sits on the edge of darkness and a track that places itself firmly in the eye of the storm. Producer Karl Odlum continues to bring out the best in Ham Sandwich (b-side‘Song In D’ is, to be honest, equally good) and there is a sense that they could take this anywhere they please. Best new Irish band? At the moment they’re a shoo in.
05 Mar 2007 - REVIEW
Dubliners Ham Sandwich are touring in support of their new single.
01 Feb 2007 - News
I’m not sure what I expected from my first Ham Sandwich experience: probably something a little kooky, a bit amateurish and not particularly riveting. Wrong. This is a record of no little intensity, slow burning from a quietish start into something potent and memorable. There are so many things to recommend it – but let’s just stick with the controlled power that the band exudes and Niamh’s truly wonderful vocal. ‘Words’ deserves to be nothing less than their own ‘Nightrocker’, the kind of track that smashes all preconceptions and establishes Ham Sandwich as serious contenders.
14 Nov 2006 - REVIEW
You can see the logic behind this mini-festival in The Ambassador, featuring three up-and-coming Irish bands. The small acts pool their respective fanbases to create a bigger audience for all three – thus the gig is given an aura of an event to draw in music-lovers who may not be familiar with any of the performers. In practice, it fell short of the mark.
06 Nov 2006 - REVIEW
Her kooky baby-doll look marks Niamh Farrell from Ham Sandwich as an aspiring pop starlet with a difference.
15 Aug 2006 - Fashion
Having overcome their self-imposed mountain of a name to prove themselves worthy of our attention, ‘St Christopher’ finds the Kells band in a rather serene mood, with mid-tempo monotony highlighting their Sunday feeling. The girl/boy vocal interplay between front people Niamh and Podge isn’t as chilling in its juxtaposition here as Mark Lanegan’s and Isobel Campbell’s – but it’s early days yet.
21 Mar 2006 - REVIEW
The unusually monickered Ham Sandwich have a new single out, and a live date to celebrate.
16 Jan 2006 - News
Blogs on hotpress.com
Additional Sites on hotpress.com
13 Trinity Street,
Rep. Of Ireland
Tel: +353 (1) 241 1500
Click here for more contact information.
Click here to find out more about Hot Press
Hot Press always welcomes feed back so if you've got something to tell us click here.
Advertise With Us
For more detail on how to advertise with Hot Press click here or call us on +353 (1) 241 1540